It’s a common mistake. Employees casually tossing sensitive or confidential documents in the trash or in a box next to their desk, assuming that they will be securely handled as they travel from the office garbage container to a recycling center or disposal site. Unfortunately, identity thieves look for opportunity, and this is one of the biggest available to them.
Once a document is mishandled, or tossed away without thinking about the information contained in the document, it’s much easier for it to fall into the wrong hands. Fortunately, there is a solution for business; one that not only protects your important business information – and your client’s – but also saves you time and money.
Secure Destruction Containers, or SDC’s, can give your business the peace of mind and security of knowing that with proper training, and the right equipment, your confidential or proprietary information can be kept out of the hands of competitors or criminals who can use it to steal your information assets.
By using SDCs at your place of business, a certified, records management professional can help you ensure there is a secure chain of custody for documents and help you educate your employees about the need to use the SDCs. Often this can be done at a lower cost than other traditional disposal methods, with other benefits as well including:
- Absolute security for sensitive and identity-related information
- Protection of proprietary information from competitors
- Compliance with all industry and regulatory standards for document destruction
Providing your employees with the right type of disposal container will immediately tighten up your procedures and significantly impact the privacy and security of your data. You can be assured you’re doing everything you can to protect your business.
If you’d like to learn more, call a records management professional to find out how SDCs can help your business by keeping your documents and information secure.